On the first day of the Overwatch World Cup I spoke to arguably Switzerland’s most popular player in their small Overwatch pro scene, Luca “Luux” Locher! He spoke about what it’s like being the best player in Switzerland, how viable Mei is in competitive, and what has been the biggest change in the Overwatch Community since the beta.
For the second of the September World Cup Stages, teams from across Europe and the Pacific will go to Bangkok, Thailand. Six teams will be competing from September 14-16 for two elusive spots at Blizzcon in November. With many closer matches than previous World Cup Stages, the Thailand games might be worth staying up for.
I sat down with Felipe “liko” Lebrao, one of South America’s best Overwatch players during the Overwatch World Cup. Even with Brazil’s run over, ending at a solid 3rd place, it gave them a good chance to showcase their skills and make a case for South American Esports. Liko had a few thoughts on being a middle-of-the-pack team, on the South American scene as a whole, the weight of representing one’s country and the difference in skill from Contenders to the World Cup.
Atlanta will be joining the Overwatch League for Season Two and began their journey by announcing five new members of their staff. Most importantly, their head coach!
As first reports come out of the new team signing period this week. Washington has picked up a few key roles for their roster. You can find all the details here.
The boys from down under are back with a vengeance, and Team Australia is looking primed to dominate the Bangkok Group Stages of the Overwatch World Cup. Yes, maybe they haven’t done so well in previous years, but as an Australian, I’m obligated to tell you why this year will be different (it’s got nothing to do with the kangaroo outfits, either).
The US Group Stage of the 2018 Overwatch World Cup kicked off last night. One of the participating teams, Norway, won their match against Switzerland but lost against Brazil later in the night. Norwegian player Stefan “ONIGOD” Fiskerstrand played extraordinarily during those two games as both Widowmaker and McCree. After Norway’s match against Brazil, ONIGOD stopped backstage to talk about his journey in the Overwatch scene, his mission in the Overwatch World Cup, and his chances in signing with an Overwatch League team in Season 2. Read more …
The Los Angeles Valiant revealed September 7 that they will not be renewing the contracts of three players and a former player turned assistant coach for the upcoming 2019 season of the Overwatch League.
Bring the Roster Mayhem
After only winning 40 of their 167 played maps in Season 1, Florida Mayhem has undergone one of the most dramatic roster changes in all of esports history. Of the team that was once known for their meme-tastic, bromantical entrances to the Blizzard Arena stage, only three players remain. Read more …
The Overwatch All-Star weekend took place a few weeks ago in the Blizzard Arena, Burbank, California. The first day featured several events, one of the premiere events being a 1v1 Widowmaker tournament. Participants in the event include the best sharpshooters of the Overwatch League: Philadelphia Fusion’s Carpe, New York Excelsior’s Saebyeolbe, and Los Angeles Valiant’s Soon to name a few. Possibly the most consistent Widowmaker players of the league, Los Angeles Gladiators’ Surefour showcased his abilities during the event as well. Prior to his final showdown against Carpe, Surefour spoke to the media in regards to the all-star event, this year’s Overwatch World Cup, and more.